RAW edits are all the rage nowadays, people seem enchanted by the crunching of tyres and clicking freehubs, but we think you’re missing a trick if you don’t put a banging track in the back of your video.
The perfect combination of rider and music can get you amped to ride like nothing else – after all, who doesn’t have a pump-up playlist on their phone to play in the car on the way to shred? In fact, some of these songs are so iconic that we can’t listen to them without imagining the edit where we first heard them.
From the days of pulling a VHS out of its carboard sleeve to the glistening web edits of today – here are our favourite mountain bike tunes from edits. If we’ve missed your favourite let us know!
1. Motorhead – ace of Spades
Is there a more perfect tribute to Lemmy Kilmister than this? A massive huck to flat heralds the beginning of two and a half minutes of rowdy flat out action as George Brannigan leaves Queenstown broken and battered in his wake. If this doesn’t get you pumped to ride, nothing will.